The Fashion Moments from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee | A Hand Tailored Suit

The Fashion Moments from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

From the 2nd to the 5th June 2022, it was a jubilant celebration across the United Kingdom and the world, as we marked a significant milestone in Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II's reign: 70 years on the throne and of service to those across the country, the Commonwealth and the Realms.

We wish Her Majesty The Queen many congratulations on what is a historic moment indeed and for her 70 years of service!

The events that occurred during the four-day celebration were certainly a triumph and captivating, as we would expect for a royal celebration; but we also loved the fashion that was donned by members of the Royal Family. Sharp tailoring and well-presented attires was commonplace throughout, and so we begin with what was worn on the first day of the jubilee.

Day 1

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 The celebrations began on Thursday 2nd June with the Queen's birthday parade, an event that has taken place for the last 260 years to make the monarch's birthday. Trooping the Colour sees many soldiers from the Irish Guards, 1st Battalion and many others - including over 200 horses - put on an impressive military display which started at Horse Guards Parade before continuing onto Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty The Queen would await on the famous balcony. Shortly after, a commemorative flypast would see many members of the Royal Family join the Queen to watch.

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Her Majesty The Queen sported a lovely light blue tailored coat with white and silver bejewelled embellishment down the centre and around the neck. It's a style and theme that has been worn by Queen Elizabeth II for many years, keeping it quite simple in design, but iconic in the use of one bold colour slightly accentuated by other colours in the smaller details. The hat was matching with a curved upward brim and decoration around the edge.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's attire was a sharp ivory tailored coat dress that was paired with a wide-brimmed sinamay hat with navy accents. The dress was an Alexander McQueen design, created with soft padded shoulders across the top and a double-breasted front with just two buttons sitting on the waist. The lapels were peaked and the cuffs were finished in the four-button arrangement. The Cambridge's three children were also in the spotlight to celebrate their great-grandmother's reign, as the oldest Prince George, wore a notch lapel two-piece navy suit with a white shirt and mid-blue tie. Princess Charlotte wore a powder blue pleated skirt dress with bow decorations, whilst the youngest Prince Louis, was dressed in a mini sailor suit.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall joined the Duchess of Cambridge and the children in a carriage during the event, wearing a blue striped tailored coat with shades of white and silver breaking up the blue. On the balcony for the flypast was Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his family which, like other members of the Royal Family here, wore military uniform. Sophie, Countess of Wessex's attire was a light pink gingham check tailored coat dress, cut in double-breasted style with curved flapped pockets either wide and a wide neckline with notch lapels. Their two children, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor, opted for a dark two-piece suit with a red tie and a pink floral dress with an accompanying short blazer respectively. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester sported a black tailcoat and waistcoat whilst Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester opted for a ruffled collar polka dot tailored dress with ruffled cuffs. Princess Alexandra's tailored coat dress was patterned in a teal colour with matching fabric buttons down the centre, whilst Timothy Laurence also donned a black tailcoat and waistcoat with a white shirt and beige tie.

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We make our way to the evening's events where Her Majesty The Queen, was now seen wearing a turquoise tailored coat over a floral printed dress or skirt underneath, as she commenced the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacons from Windsor Castle. It was cut with two curved patch pockets on the front, fastened with seven buttons down the centre and matching buttons on the cuffs. The length finished just below the knee.

Day 2

The second day of the Platinum Jubilee was underway on Friday 3rd June, and a Service of Thanksgiving was held at St. Paul's Cathedral as part of the occasion, where the members of the Royal Family were in attendance.

At the service were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as the Duchess Meghan Markle, donned a grey beige blend trench coat from Dior, whilst also sporting a wool skirt and silk shirt underneath. The ensemble was fully monochrome from the garment to the accessories, with the coat itself cut with 3/4 length sleeves and a hem sitting just below the knee. It was fastened across the centre with a fabric belt, creating an A-line silhouette to somewhat mirror the tall collar of the coat for an elegant finish. Prince Harry's attire of choice was a black morning coat, worn by a few other gentlemen who were at the service. It was worn with a double-breasted waistcoat, styled with 6 buttons, smooth lapels and a straight hem. The peak lapels were finished with a sharp point to balance the tailored shoulders, whilst the trousers were striped and brushing the top of his shoes.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge selected a lemon yellow tailored dress from Emilia Wickstead, designed with a central wrapover detail on the bodice and a crew neckline. The shoulders are rounded for an elegant line across the top, whilst the bottom of the dress slightly flares out for an A-line finish across the calf-length hem. The Duke of Cambridge's morning coat was also cut with sharp peak lapels and four-button cuffs on the sleeves, whilst two buttons feature at the top of the vents on the back. The waistcoat is also double-breasted whilst the trousers are dark grey with subtle striping in the cloth.

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For his attire, Charles, Prince of Wales also opted for a black morning coat with a double-breasted waistcoat underneath, but both garments were finished with satin-finish binding around the edges of the lapels and collar. Four buttons featured on the sleeve cuffs and the trousers were charcoal grey with subtle white stripes in the cloth. The shirt collar was semi-cutaway with a silver tie fastened in the centre, also accessorising with a waistcoat chain. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall opted for an cream calf-length tailored coat with a narrow open crew neckline across the top. With the shoulders rounded, the garment was decorated with symmetrical embellishment down the centre and around the neckline, continuing down the sides of the sleeves and onto the centre back too.

Other Royal Family members who were in attendance dressed splendidly for the service also, as seen below.

(In order of appearance: Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall; Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi; James, Viscount Severn, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Anne, Princess Royal; Timothy Laurence, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor; Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie)

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After the service, Princess Royal made the trip to Scotland as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, where she was pictured wearing a red short tailored coat and navy check trousers. The short coat was cut with a straight hem and a double fastening down the centre, the buttons arranged in 6x6 formation. The collar was tall and the shoulders slightly rounded for extra height, whilst the trousers, with the accompanying red windowpane check running through, featured a subtle flared hem and sharp centre creases down the front.

 Day 3

Saturday 4th June saw the third day of the jubilee celebrations take place, and with that saw more sharp tailored attires from the Royal Family members. The Platinum Party was the evening's entertainment for the jubilee, taking place just outside Buckingham Palace where the Royal Box would see the family watching along; but before then, members were seen spotted out and about in the United Kingdom, including at the famous Epsom Derby.

Anne, Princess Royal was in attendance at the Epsom Derby, wearing a light tailored coat and matching dress ensemble, the design of the cloth checkered and with a subtle blue undertone. The collar was upright and finished with a rounded point on the centre front, accessorising with gold brooches and pins whilst flapped patch pockets sat lower down on the coat. The Duke of Kent's sister, Princess Alexandra, was also seen attending the races wearing a light brown coat with a dark brown windowpane check running throughout, finished with a classic collar and light brown buttons.

In Northern Ireland, the Earl and Countess of Wessex took part in a couple of activities and celebrations as part of the Platinum Jubilee. The Countess donned a blue, white and black floral printed V-neck dress with gathered cuffs on the sleeves, whilst the Earl sported a casual navy blue sports jacket with a double-breasted front. Brass buttons featured on the front and cuffs whilst other details included flapped pockets on the side, peak lapels and a red patterned pocket square in the welt pocket. He styled the blazer with an open collar blue and white check shirt and beige trousers.

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In Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte - were visiting Cardiff Castle ahead of a concert taking place for the jubilee. The Duchess and Princess Charlotte opted for tailored coat attires for the visit, the Duchess wearing a calf-length bright red/orange tailored coat with fabric covered buttons down the front and lined in bright blue, whilst Princess Charlotte's double-breasted coat was dark navy in colour with a rounded collar and pocket flaps situated in the middle. Prince George's and Prince William's attires were fairly similar to one another, both wearing navy chinos, light blue open collar shirts and dark navy casual blazers with notch lapels.

As the evening came around in London, it was time for the Platinum Party at the Palace, where many famous faces and singers performed on stage in front of an enormous crowd and the Royal Family sat in the Royal Box, all smartly dressed in more impeccable tailoring as they enjoyed the performances.

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Day 4

Sunday 5th June marked the final day of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with many jubilee lunches taking place across the country and at Windsor. Whilst the Earl and Countess of Wessex attended the jubilee lunch at Windsor, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were seen attending the celebration at The Oval Cricket Ground. The Countess opted for a white crew neck shirt and trousers combination, worn with a statement mid-green wrap jacket with a shawl collar and tie belt to the side. The Earl opted for navy chinos and a darker navy double-breasted blazer with a light-coloured shirt for his attire, whilst the Prince of Wales sported a blue two-piece pinstripe suit with double jet pockets and three-button front with notched lapels. The Duchess of Cornwall also wore green in the form of a tailored dress with 3/4 length sleeves, pleating on the bottom and delicate embellishment down the front and on the cuffs.

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The day would close with a grand Jubilee Pageant to celebrate the Queen's 70 year reign and the iconic changes in British culture during that time, and it was very eye-catching and a mesmerising celebration to watch. The Royal Family were watching along as the Pageant went by, before the celebrations ended with a final appearance from Prince Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, The Cambridge's and of course, Her Majesty The Queen. She may not have made many appearance across the weekend celebration as expected, but this was a truly special and significant moment indeed.

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As the Duchess of Cambridge wore a below-the-knee length pink dress with bishop sleeves and a pleated section across the bodice, her daughter Princess Charlotte wore a ivory double-breasted tailored coat with a rounded collar. Prince Louis was seen wearing blue shorts and a short black coat, whilst Prince George was seen on the balcony wearing another navy two-piece suit with a striped blue and white tie. The Duke of Cambridge also wore a navy two-piece suit with notch lapels and a navy patterned tie with a white shirt underneath. As the Prince of Wales stayed in the same suit from the Royal visit to The Oval, the Duchess of Cornwall was now seen in a white tailored coat and dress ensemble, decorated with a navy/black embroidery down the centre and around the neck and cuffs.

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Her Majesty The Queen shone in green during her balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace, wearing a vivid green tailored coat once more that was fastened with large gold buttons down the centre and three smaller versions spaced out on the sleeve cuffs. The shoulders were slightly rounded as to continue the signature silhouette of the Queen's attires, pairing the garment with a matching green hat and bejewelled accessories.

It really was a royal celebration for Her Majesty The Queen and a momentous occasion to celebrate her 70 years as Sovereign on the throne. Congratulations from the team at A Hand Tailored Suit!

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